This course is designed to provide students with the ability to integrate professional studies of technical and conceptual content knowledge with pedagogical content knowledge in dance to allow for a deeper, critically informed engagement with issues and debates in the delivery of dance curricula. Students will gain an understanding of how particular topics, problems, or issues within the teaching and learning of dance are organized, represented, and adapted to the diverse interests and abilities of learners, and presented for instruction. Topics studied include curriculum design, teaching strategies, creativity, assessment and learning perspectives within practical teaching sessions.
- Present a statement of philosophy for teaching dance based on personal beliefs and values.
- Become aware of how multiple social, political and historical issues shape dance and its teaching.
- Critically reflect and constructively respond to one’s own and other students’ teaching practice by engaging in constructive communication and collaborative learning.
- Become familiar with the process of curriculum creation.
- Construct a relevant, sequential, and aesthetically driven dance education experience (syllabus).